→ Trey Ratcliff on Google buying Nik

Pretty much all serious photographers know about Nik Software. They make many many different products! For example, there is a very fun “Color Efex Pro” that is like Instagram on designer-steroids. They also make “Silver Efex Pro” where they analyzed the Black & White processing techniques of the Old Masters and put them all into this easy-to-use product. And one of their recent releases is a very competent HDR processing package called “HDR Efex Pro.” How each of these products will show up within the Google infrastructure is a mystery, but I bet those guys will figure out something cool.

I hope Mr. Ratcliff is right and that I am wrong. I fear that in the next 3-to-6 months, we might get announcement that Nik will no longer be supporting its image editing plugins.